Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF): Today's Featured Financial Laggard

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Cincinnati Financial Corporation ( CINF) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Cincinnati Financial Corporation fell $1.89 (-4.0%) to $45.21 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,452,343 shares of Cincinnati Financial Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 601,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $45.08-$46.68 after having opened the day at $46.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.10. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: Gaming and Leisure Properties ( GLPI), down 21.2%, Credit Suisse ( TVIX), down 19.1%, C-Tracks Citi Volatility Index TR ETN ( CVOL), down 15.1% and Paulson Capital ( PLCC), down 15.0%.

Cincinnati Financial Corporation engages in the property casualty insurance business in the United States. Cincinnati Financial Corporation has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Cincinnati Financial Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cincinnati Financial Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, iPath Global Carbon ETN ( GRN), up 17.8%, Credit Suisse ( XIV), up 9.7%, ZipRealty ( ZIPR), up 9.5% and Direxion Daily Latin America Bull 3X Shares ( LBJ), up 8.9% , were all gainers within the financial sector with Morgan Stanley ( MS) being today's featured financial sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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